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Google trial lets you chat with doctors when you search for symptoms

Searching the web for symptoms of illness can be dangerous -- you could identify a real condition, but you also risk scaring yourself for no reason through a misdiagnosis. Google might have a solution that puts your mind at ease, though. The company has confirmed to Engadget that it's testing a …

3 Reasons Your Marketing Needs A Better Design Focus

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>I’m a marketing consultant.<p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p>Clients come to me and say, “I need more traffic to my site, can I pay you to do that?” To which I often have to reply, “No.”<p>“What?”<p>Why would I say no? Why would I push someone away who is trying …

Tip of the Day: Easily Add Up To 20 Widgets to Your iPhone or iPad

iOS 8 finally brought the ability to customize the iPhone and iPad interface by allowing you to add widgets to the Today screen in Notification Center. In an earlier post, I explained the simple steps for doing this. You simply swipe down from the top of the display to view the Notification Center …

What Happened when I Let Apps Rule My Life for a Day

As technology journalists, every day we are pitched new products, apps, and services designed to elevate our lives to 21st century ideals. “Smart” is often the common descriptor. But as complex as computers are, we had to wonder if algorithms truly enrich our lives – and if they do, what would …

Become A Social Savvy Leader In Five Easy Steps

In a previous article, I explained why leaders need to be savvy about social media so they can build trust, engagement and connection. In this article, I’ll explain how to use social media with ease through a five-step process.<p>Social media allows you to connect and interact with your audience in …

Your Gadgets' Best Friend: The SeV Revolution Plus TEC Jacket [Review]

I love the changing of the seasons. In fact October is one of my favorite months here in the US. From coast to coast, temperatures are cooling down, trees are lighting up with brilliant colors, and there's a refreshing nip to the air. With the return of the cooler weather, many of us are rummaging …

This Female Game Developer Was Harassed So Severely On Twitter She Had To Leave Her Home

The couple called the police after Wu recieved violent and graphic death threats on Twitter.<p>Based on tweets from Wu, which The Verge, BoingBoing, Re/code, and other tech blogs spotted on Saturday, the harassment seems to be in response to a meme Wu created poking fun at the "gamergate" …

Game Development

Microsoft’s new Surface Hub brings pen customization to the Surface Pro 3

Microsoft has released a Surface Hub app this weekend to improve the functionality of the stylus on the Surface Pro 3. After updating the pen firmware earlier this week, Microsoft’s Surface Hub brings two customization options that Surface Pro 3 owners have been asking for: custom pressure …

How to read books from your local library on your tablet

I’m a voracious reader, and read between 80 and 100 books a year. Obviously, this is a habit that gets expensive so I’m always looking for legal ways …

Lock in Trade-in Pricing on Your iPad Before October 16

Apple had a lot to announce on September 9, even bringing Steve Jobs's "One More Thing" phrase out to introduce the Apple Watch. So it's understandable that updated iPads or Macs weren't discussed. However, another announcement is less than a week away on October 16.<p>Apple is expected to announce an …

8 Steps to Launching Your Product

<i>Jason SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt and author of Creativity For Sale.</i><p>After Skyping with some college students, I wanted to share my process for launching a product or creative campaign. Whether it was launching IWearYourShirt, starting a non-profit, selling my last name, or various …

Keeping your digital life safe in the age of surveillance

Like it or not, people are after your data. Whether it's for advertising, national security or other nefarious purposes, you're leaving a trail of digital breadcrumbs for anyone to follow. But there's a growing arsenal of affordable tools to help protect your privacy both digitally and physically. …

It Looks Like You'll Be Able To Buy Samsung's Strange, Curvy New Galaxy Phone Soon

Judging by the FCC-approved document, it seems like AT&T and T-Mobile will be the first to get the phone. The bands and frequency listed in the document line up with those used by those two carriers, as blogs GForGames and PhoneArena point out.<p>Samsung has been showcasing its flexible, curved …

Phones

New Accuracy Leap Could Speed Arrival of Superfast Quantum Computers

Quantum qubits, now with fewer errors!<p>Research teams at the University of New South Wales claim to have developed two new types of “quantum bits” that process data with nearly 100 percent accuracy, addressing one of the key stumbling blocks in the promising realm of quantum computers.<p>These machines …

Carl Zeiss introducing VR One headset, coming in December for $100

Recently we’ve seen a number of devices that attempt to bring us basic VR technology at much cheaper prices than products like Oculus Rift, including headsets like the Durovis Dive and, more recently, the upcoming Samsung Gear VR. There’s also Google’s Cardboard, though that’s really more of a …

Virtual Reality

[Deal Alert] Get A 32GB Sandisk Ultra Class 10 Micro SDHC Card For $9.99 With Free Shipping [Update: Now $5 Shipping]

So there's this South Korean seller on eBay who seems to have a large stock of Sandisk's Class 10 Micro SDHC cards and wants to get rid of them. For …

GoToMeeting now supports Android Wear

Yesterday, Citrix updated its official GoToMeeting application in the Play Store to incorporate support for Android Wear smart watches. Users will be …

Ready Contact List – Indie app of the day

What is Ready Contact List?<p>Ready Contact List is a contacts and phone dialer app. Aside from the basic functions, it has a really nice design, some interesting features, and a more immersive contacts mode experience. There is a free version and a paid version that adds additional functionality for …

Apps

Source Is A Beautiful News Reader App From Jacob Klinker, Now Out In Beta

I hear you. We have plenty of news curation apps on Android and we don't need yet <i>another</i> one. But despite the countless options, there's still room …

Google releases 64-bit Android L emulator for x86 Intel processors

Android app developers can now download a new 64-bit Android L emulator image from Google, but there's a big catch: It will only work on x86 …

Android News

Best Android apps and games of the week: Diner Dash and more!

We're rounding up the best new Android games and apps for you again this week. This go-around is a healthy dose of casual games, though the more …

Apps

Moto Hint review

Motorola reinvents Bluetooth earbuds<p>The Moto Hint is Motorola's latest accessory. It's a Bluetooth earbud that breaks out of the mold, takes the …

10 best Android Wear apps (Wear OS apps)

Android Wear may not be turning the heads that many of us envisioned that it would, but it’s still probably the best smartwatch platform out there. The update to Android Wear 2.0 added a bunch of really nice features, like standalone apps. It still has a lot of work ahead of it, but there are some …

Apps

[Deal Alert] The LG G Watch Is On Sale For Just $149.99 ($80 Off) At Best Buy

Look, $200+ is a lot to pay for a watch, especially when you've been wearing the same $30 Timex Ironman from Target for the last fifteen years. If …

Chainfire's SuperSU Gets A Huge Update To 2.13, With Amazon Appstore Distribution, AOSP And Android L Tweaks, And Better Android TV Support

The SuperSU root permissions manager is probably one of the most widely-distributed power user tools on Android at this point, though it won't be …

These Android phones support wireless charging

Wireless charging has been around for a few years now, but sadly it hasn't become as widely adopted as we'd like. That may change now that Qi and …

Samsung Galaxy S7

OnePlus One (64GB) International Giveaway #8 [CLOSED]

Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway, the place where we giveaway a cool Android or tech gadget each and every Sunday. Last week’s winner of the OnePlus One is Andreas P. (Indonesia), Congratulations Andreas, enjoy your new OnePlus One smartphone.<p>OnePlus One<p>Interesting OnePlus One reads:<p>OnePlus One …

Microsoft develops Android Wear keyboard with drawing as input method

Microsoft is not shying away from supporting platforms from its competitors. The company is developing an Android Wear keyboard that is already …

[Deal] LG G Watch price knocked down to $159 at Best Buy

One of the launch devices for Android Wear is available at Best Buy with a very attractive price tag. The G Watch, normally $229, is on sale for just …

Four additional Android apps make their way over to the Chrome Web Store

We starting to see more and more Android apps make the jump to Chrome OS. The latest rounds of apps to arrive in the Chrome Web Store are …